SustainFloyd Foundation

A nonprofit organization


SustainFloyd is a rural non-profit in the Blue Ridge Mountains that undertakes projects to support the environment, agriculture, renewable energy, and community well-being. 


In this time of environmental and climate instability we see an increasing need for outreach with good questions and information for the community to consider. We are more than ever committed to developing sustainable initiatives in our local community and to sharing ideas in a wider arena.

Our project areas are:

  • Local projects related to strengthening food systems, energy independence, alternative transportation, waste and recycling, and education. They include the Floyd Farmers Market, Floyd Energy Fest and Blue Ridge Eco Fair,  Film Series, Guide to Floyd Food, Adopt a Service Tree Project, and The Personal Climate Pledge and The Less Waste Project and Refill Station. We continue to develop projects to address current environmental challenges.
  • Create outreach events and resources to support individuals and community in making good decisions for a sustainable future. Our increased visibility in promoting recycling and moves towards Zero Waste are examples of this.

Developing stronger local food systems: 

Our Floyd Farmers Market is expanding. We now have a twice weekly market during the main season and we are moving towards a small year round offering. All this increases the market for small local food business and brings access to great local food. We continue to match all purchases eligible for SNAP benefits, allowing more families to include healthy food in their diet. We also publish the Guide To Floyd Food, which connects local producers to customers and strengthens local food resilience.

'Less Waste' Initiative:

We are currently working on developing projects around waste reduction and simpler living styles. We have monthly collections of harder-to-recycle items alsong with specific drives for books and electronic waste. We are reaching out with education about the cost--financial and environmental--of excessive consumption. Our Refill Station gives people the chance to reduce their use of plastic containers and learn about good earth-friendly options. We will be publishing a guide to less waste.  We are also looking to do more outreach with our Solar VoltzWagon, our mobile solar wagon which serves as an educational tool to explain how solar energy works, and why it is a good investment in the future. 


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SustainFloyd Foundation

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FLOYD, VA 24091